Headlines for Thursday, December 14, 2006

  • Bay Meadows Cancels After Breakdowns

    After two fatal breakdowns, jockeys at Bay Meadows refused to ride following the second race Thursday, citing unsafe conditions caused by steady rainfall at the Bay Area track the past week.

  • Runway Rosie Gets Gomez for Starlet Try

    Runway Rosie goes for her third successive victory with the services of the country's leading money-winning jockey in Garrett Gomez when she faces her toughest career test in Sunday's $459,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Full McKnight Field Tops Grand Slam II Card

    The veteran campaigners Dreadnaught - winner the 2004 edition of Calder's $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) - and Revved Up, second by a neck in last year's running, return to the scene Saturday in one of four graded stakes worth a total $600,000.

  • T. H. Approval, here winning the Del Mar Handicap, has been retired.

    T.H. Approval Retired with Sesamoid Injury

    Multiple grade II winner T.H. Approval, injured during the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT) Saturday, has been retired because of a sesamoid injury, trainer Eduardo Inda reported from Santa Anita Thursday.

  • Philly Park Announces 40% Purse Hike

    With slot machines coming on line next week, Philadelphia Park announced a 40% boost in overall purses for the beginning of the 2007 season.

  • Video Replays of All Graded Stakes to be Available

    Video replays of all graded stakes in North America - starting with the races of Dec. 26, 2006 - will be archived and available free of charge at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Web site.

  • Jockey Jerri Nichols-Leblanc, victim of deadly crash.

    Report: Jockey Jerri Nichols-Leblanc Dies in Crash

    A two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in south-central Louisiana Dec. 13 caused the death of Jerri Nichols-Leblanc, a 35-year-old jockey who predominantly rode at Louisiana racetracks.